Plywood stitch and glue panels made with cedar strips

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Plywood stitch and glue panels made with cedar strips

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I have come across a ''canoe-kayak" website where some of the builders have substituted the plywood for 3/4'' cedar strips, This is a good idea, for those who can not get marine ply. without paying high shipping costs...A few examples of gluing up 1/4''thick cedar strips into flat panels:

http://www.texaskayakfisherman.com/foru ... 1&t=157206

http://www.texaskayakfisherman.com/foru ... 1&t=159881

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Re: Plywood stitch and glue panels made with cedar strips

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Here is another example of substituting plywood panels with cedar striped panels.

http://www.jemwatercraft.com/forum/view ... f=8&t=3355

http://www.jemwatercraft.com/forum/view ... f=8&t=3005

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Re: Plywood stitch and glue panels made with cedar strips

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Steve - I never considered making panels out of the strips first. I just applied my strips one at a time.

However, I had the "pleasure" of building 2 boat bookshelfs recently. I build the sides out of cedar strips. Made them into panels first. It was so much easier.

But in some of curve areas of some kayak or canoe builds I can still see that the piece by piece method is the only way.

Great idea to pass along.

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Re: Plywood stitch and glue panels made with cedar strips

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Dave we need to meet up some-time...ever frequent
the forum? Over at :
http://ozarkanglers.com/forums/index.php??act=idx

I know their has been a lot of flooding down you're way, man-o-man.....

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I had not seen that website before. Thank you for the link. And yes, we need to get together.

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Re: Plywood stitch and glue panels made with cedar strips

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Ok here are some panels made up from cedar strips for my latest S&G boat.
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The deck panels were glued up then sanded through the drum sander and then I glases the back side...
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The build....
http://s147.photobucket.com/albums/r302 ... 1QQtppZZ16

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